OGC Web Services, Phase 10
Reduced Risk - More Choices - New Technologies - Lower Cost
Interested? Read on!!
OGC is the only international organization that brings industry players together to help organizations manage risks and difficulties that relate to communication about real-world location and mobility. The OGC combines rapid prototyping, standards development, coordination with other standards organizations, and aggressive standards marketing to address users' challenging integration problems.
Since 1999, the OGC's private sector, government and academic members have developed a unique and proven process that saves everyone time and money while creating new business opportunities and driving innovation. The Interoperability Program includes plugfests, pilots and our annual OGC Web Services (OWS) testbed.
OWS-10 will push boundaries explored in OWS-9 testbed as well as explore new domains such as Internet of Things, Augmented Reality, Location Privacy, Model Interoperability, Linked Data, Points of Interest, etc.
Get involved NOW to shape the domains and the requirements of OWS-10. Join us in leading the next generation of geospatial standards and technologies:
- December 2012: Call for sponsors and invitation to first sponsor meeting
- January 17 8-10 am 2013: First sponsor meeting (Esri campus, Redlands, CA)
- February - April 2013: Follow-on sponsor meetings and thread definitions
- May 2013: Confirmation of sponsorships and initial requirements
- June 2013: RFQ, responses due in July (before vacations)
- September 2013: Kickoff
- March 2014: Demonstration at TC
For more information, please contact Nadine Alameh, OGC's Executive Director of the Interoperability Program (nalameh [at] opengeospatial [dot] org).
Let's work together to recreate the success of the OWS-9 testbed, which was sponsored by 10 organizations from the US, Canada and Europe with missions ranging from environmental management and civil government mapping to maintaining common operating pictures in disaster zones and battlefields. Working on specific interoperability problems detailed in their use cases and scenarios, the 45 industry participants in OWS-9 have delivered extraordinary value in the following domains:
- Aviation: The Aviation world got modern, web-accessible Aeronautical Information Services that can adapt as technology changes.
- Cross-Community Interoperability (CCI): Communities sharing spatial data got a better location search capability, improved ability to track data's origins, real-time fusion of data from multiple sensors, and a standard for a Global Gazetteer capable of real-time translation of spatial semantics to match, for example, "dead end street" with "cul-de-sac."
- Security and Services Interoperability (SSI): Communities sharing spatial data got recommendations for Security Management, a way to automate the creation of implementable data schemas from abstract models, easier use of OGC Web Services, methods for more efficient design of architectures, and a standard that helps users manage large spatial databases that are being edited by intermittently-connected mobile device users.
- OGC Web Services (OWS) innovations: For everyone, new OGC compliance tests and improved interoperability for mobile device apps that use OGC standards in providing location services.
OWS testbeds are part of OGC's Interoperability Program, a global, hands-on and collaborative prototyping program designed to rapidly develop, test and deliver proven candidate specifications into OGC's Specification Program, where they are formalized for public release. OGC Interoperability Initiatives include test beds, pilot projects, interoperability experiments and interoperability support services - all designed to encourage rapid development, testing, validation and adoption of OGC standards.
In the OGC Interoperability Program, organizations collaborate to:
- Reduce technology risk by aligning vendors to produce standards and best practices to address interoperability challenges. Vendors are motivated to develop these standards with their own resources.
- Expand the market and improve choice by encouraging industry adoption of new standards and best practices, ensuring market availability of interoperable solutions
- Mobilize new technologies by facilitating broad industry influence and early adoption of newly available standards
- Reduce lifecycle costs by reducing or eliminating the need for custom integration